Former Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf has said that the Indian skipper Virat Kohli is still playing at his prime, and he will start getting hundreds soon. One of the greatest match-winners in Indian cricket, Virat Kohli has surprisingly not scored a century in the last two years in international cricket, and there have lots of speculations going around him.
Kohli has set the standards high and he is one of the few batsmen in world cricket who has an average above 50 in all the formats. He is very consistent and despite not getting the centuries, he is still contributing with the fifties and important knocks. He is too good a player to be going through two years without a century in international cricket and it is time to expect one.
Mohammad Yousuf Hails Virat For His Achievements
Mohammad Yousuf hailed Virat Kohli for his achievements in world cricket already at the age of 32 and he is very sure of the fact that Kohli will get out of the century drought soon. He brought into notice that Kohli’s 70 centuries in international cricket is an extreme achievement and is formidable. Kohli has scored 43 centuries in ODI and 27 centuries in tests so far.
“Kohli is only 32 and this is the age at which top batsmen hit prime and it is only a matter of time before he starts getting hundreds again,”
“To achieve what he has already achieved is formidable and to me, scoring 70 Test and One-day International hundreds is extreme,” said former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf
Mohammad Yousuf Doesn’t See Any Comparison Between Kohli And Sachin
Mohammad Yousuf was also wary of the fact that it is not healthy to compare Kohli and Sachin who have played in different eras. He told that Tendulkar had a different class altogether and he has also scored 100 international centuries which is a great achievement. Tendulkar had faced a lot of great bowlers in his era who are different from bowlers in Kohli’s era.
“But at the same time, I don’t think there is a comparison between him and Sachin (Tendulkar). Tendulkar was a different class altogether. He scored 100 international hundreds and keep in mind the era he played in and the bowlers he played against” he added
Mohammad Yousuf played 90 tests scoring 7530 runs at an average of 52.30 and is regarded as one of the legendary batsmen from Pakistan.